Our Halloween Record of the Week is Chuck Prophet's Castro Halloween.
This is a very cool pumpkin-orange 45 that came out just yesterday from Yep Roc Records. We of course love Yep Roc because they're a local label and they release records from people we love, like Nick Lowe and Tift Merritt.
We became Chuck Prophet fans after seeing him open for Nick Lowe at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte. We were impressed with his show, so we looked him up after we got home. The more we listened to his music, the more we liked it. This song sounds like the great lost Kinks Halloween song. A lot of people compare Chuck to Ray Davies, so that's no surprise. If you love Ray Davies or The Kinks I have a feeling you'll like this. Give Chuck a listen and let us know what you think, and make sure you see him when he comes to your town.
One minor complaint. I wish Yep Roc included a digital download. We love our vinyl, but sometimes we want to easily transfer the tunes to our iPhone.
Castro Halloween on YouTube
'til Next Halloween
Keep the Adventure Alive,